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Limewire 5 Alpha screenshot tour

Limewire is one of the oldest filesharing programs around, and it's by far the most popular. The Limewire development team continues to work hard on version 5, which promises to bring some very big changes to the application. After taking a look at Wired's write up of the Alpha version, I decided to download it and see what all the fuss was about.

Remember, the gallery images and download I'm linking to are pre-beta. If you're not an early adopter or interested in testing potentially buggy software, don't download this version.

Let's take a look, shall we?

Limewire 5 Alpha

So far, I'm impressed with where Limewire 5 is headed. While I couldn't get the private sharing function to work 100%, it's a great concept and I expect it to be fully functional by the time we see a beta version. Once it's working, v5 will be an excellent way to quickly and easily share files with the people you choose.

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